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Gary Lang goes to bat for Johnsburg Boys Baseball League

Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Gary Lang Auto Group is partnering with the Johnsburg Boys Baseball League. The McHenry-based auto group has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment, a monetary contribution, invitations to free instructional clinics, and an opportunity for community members to enter the free Chevrolet Sweepstakes.

“Youth baseball provides positive and productive life lessons for young people across America, and the Chevrolet Youth Baseball program is an extension of Chevrolet’s commitment to baseball, community and families.  Gary Lang Auto Group is bringing that same dedication to youth baseball,” said Gary Lang, president of Gary Lang Auto Group.

“There is nothing more American than Chevrolet and baseball and Gary Lang Auto Group wants to combine America’s favorite brand and favorite pastime together for our families to enjoy,” added Lang.

This year marks Chevrolet’s Youth Baseball program’s eighth year, and since its introduction has helped aid local teams, affecting more than 3 million young people in communities where Chevrolet’s customers live, work and play. In 2012, about 1,600 Chevrolet dealers participated across the country.

Gary Lang Auto Group will present the Johnsburg Boys Baseball League with equipment kits with items including things like equipment bags, baseball buckets, practice hitting nets, umpire ball bags, batting tees and Chevrolet Youth Baseball T-shirts. The sponsorship also includes youth clinics featuring current and former major and minor league players and coaches, and instructors from Ripken Baseball.

In addition, Gary Lang Auto Group will present a check representing a one-time monetary contribution to Johnsburg Boys Baseball League.  Sponsored leagues across the country will each receive 2,000 free Chevrolet Sweepstakes entry forms to distribute within the community. At the end of the entry period, five winners – one from each region – will win their choice of a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu or Chevrolet Traverse. Each participating market will award a secondary prize.

In addition to its commitment to youth baseball, Chevrolet also is the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball.

“Chevrolet vehicles are designed and built for families, so we hope young people and their parents will consider a Chevrolet as an official vehicle of their household,” Lang said.

For more information about Chevrolet Youth Baseball, visit www.youthsportswired.com.

Gary Lang Auto Group has been selling and servicing vehicles to McHenry County for the last 30 years. Gary Lang offers the entire Chevrolet lineup as well as Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Subaru, Kia, Mitsubishi and used cars. The dealership also features a commercial truck department for local businesses. All the dealership’s inventory and services can be found at www.garylangauto.com

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